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Re: [vox-tech] cron and user environment
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Re: [vox-tech] cron and user environment

Hi Jay,

I was able to set an environment variable from within my .bash_profile and 
echo it to a file.

2 22 1 9 * . ~/.bash_profile; echo $FOO_TEST > ~/foo_test.txt

My .bash_profile has this line:

export FOO_TEST=1

and my foo_test.txt has a "1" in it.

When redirecting the env command's output to the same file, I am able to
see all my environment variables, including FOO_TEST.

Your problem puzzles me.  :-/


On Mon, 1 Sep 2003, Jay Strauss wrote:

> How can I setup my environment from a cron job?  
> I tried:
> * * * * * . ~/.bash_profile; env > ~/env.out
> but the second command doesn't run.
> Currently to workaround I schedule the job from root and do:
> su - <username> -c ~/bin/thing
> but don't really want to have to schedule stuff as root.
> thanks
> Jay 

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